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Czech Republic: History, Culture and Politics at Charles University in Prague (ISA)


Brenda Tooley

Director, Eleanor Stellyes Center for Global Studies

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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Prague has been the political, cultural, and economic hot-spot of Central and Eastern Europe for over 1000 years. With over 1.2 million local inhabitants in the city proper and a constant flow of international travelers exploring the city, Prague is a bustling capital of global importance.  

Founded in 1348 by Charles IV (Holy Roman Emperor and King of Bohemia), Charles University is accredited by the Czech Republic Ministry of Education. Charles University's goals are to provide high-quality education, to promote research in all disciplines, and to foster social and cultural development with emphasis on internationalization. More than 42,000 students enroll in classes each year, including an international student population of approximately 4,300.

Through the "History, Culture & Politics" program at Charles University, students have the opportunity to choose from a variety of humanities-based courses during a term, semester or academic year program in Prague, Czech Republic. ISA works closely with faculty at Charles University to develop coursework exclusively designed for ISA students. Subjects offered include history, architecture, cinema, economics, and politics.  Czech language coursework is a required of all students in the program. The courses at Charles University are offered in English by university faculty;  classmates are ISA students only.

Minimum GPA: 2.5
Period: Trimester in the fall or Semester fall and/or spring 
3 or 4.5 credits 
Program Advisor: Professor Todd Heidt

Learn more about the ISA Czech Republic: History, Culture & Politics Program at Charles University

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